I know this is shocking for those of you who know Mr. Tennis, but really, this week, he doesn't understand what I am doing.
Well, Mr. T couldn't understand why I would want to put "windows" on the inside of our bedroom window. They are actually cabinet doors, so therefore, it makes more sense, in my mind. Why not mount cabinet doors to give your otherwise unadorned bedroom windows some personality?
Again, Exhibit A:
I didn't even know if I could hang the darn things, but today was the day I wanted to try it. AND I actually used a drill!
Ok, ok, I used an electric one, but I still labored hard! Oh, and then I needed anchors because of our old plaster walls, that by-the-way, did not behave well when I drilled.
Nevertheless I got the "windows" up. And Mr. Tennis still doesn't understand why. I'm not sure I do either, but I like the look so far. (Please excuse my poor lighting and photography skills - they are only second to my drill and anchor technique)
I had to reposition the hinges to the opposite side of the cabinets/windows so they could open with the "good" side out. It only took me about an hour to figure that out.
I would show you the lighted evening shots I took, but I think you might have flashbacks to some scary movies with all the towering shadows. What the heck, here's one of them. I have not done a good job of absorbing the online photography tutorials - please don't be scared and not come back to see where I go from here with my "indoor windows". Promise? Not to mention the awful conglomeration of pillows.
But, you know, now that I see the two photos close to each other, I think this second one is quite dramatic and not as scary as I thought.
I'm not sure where I will go from here with this look. I think there are a lot of possibilities: painting, draping, putting something above the window - who knows.
All I know is that my husband is still somewhat puzzled that we have windows mounted on the sides of our "real" window. And I patiently explain, once again, they are cabinet doors, now doesn't that make sense?